Becoming a Friend of the World

With Special Guest Teacher Gen Samten

Mar 30 – 31

Cost: $10/session, $35 for whole retreat

Many people have the altruistic wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this successfully in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, which means that they care about all living beings. Through the force of their strong compassion, they engage in six special practices, called the six perfections, that enable them to transform all their activities into methods for helping and benefiting everyone.

In this very special weekend event, Gen Samten will teach us how to unite all six perfections joyfully using the armor-like practice of a Bodhisattva – all in the context of modern-day life! Discover the joy and profound meaning in learning to live a life of service.


Saturday, March 30
Session 1: 10 – 11:15 am
Break: 11:15 – 11:45 am
Session 2: 11:45 am – 1 pm
Lunch Break: 1 – 2:30 pm
Session 3: 2:30 – 3:45 pm

Sunday, March 31
Session 4: 10 – 11:30 am


$35 for full event (Sat & Sun), includes lunch on Saturday.
Individual sessions are $10. Individual lunches are $7.00.
Guest Teacher events do not include membership discounts. A limited number of scholarships are available.


About the Teacher

Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He is dedicated to helping everyone find peace of mind through the experience of meditation and through developing the capacity of their minds.
As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s senior disciples, Gen Samten has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three-year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.
In addition to overseeing the spiritual program and teaching at KMC New York, Gen Samten regularly teaches throughout the US and world. He is renowned for the clarity of his teachings and his ability to help students improve their meditation practice, taking them to deeper levels of experience.